NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 – RF|Binder, a leading communications consultancy, announced today that Karina Frayter, long-time journalist and producer, has joined RF|Binder as a Managing Director, bringing her media intelligence and expertise to RF|Binder’s strong team of media-savvy professionals. Frayter will work across agency accounts to drive media relations excellence and establish new best practices based on the ever-changing media landscape.
Frayter will bolster the agency’s proven success at building strong media relationships and creating timely stories. She will work directly with existing clients to secure new coverage, establish and deepen the agency’s ongoing relationships, as well as constantly keep RF|Binder and its clients on the pulse of transformation taking place today. In addition, to build on the team’s expertise, she will facilitate educational trainings and seminars that evolve existing storytelling capabilities, and keep agency in touch with the quickly changing newsroom.
“In a world where trust and credibility have become paramount, we know that there has never been a more important time for strong media relations capabilities,” said Amy Binder, CEO of RF|Binder, “Karina’s seasoned, hands-on experience in the newsroom offers us a new advantage in understanding the way reporters think, act, and make decisions today, and will further help our clients stand out as the leading voices in today’s conversations on business, the economy, social issues, and culture.”
“The media industry has been under rapid transformation and continues to change minute-by-minute,” said Karina Frayter. “I look forward to helping our team navigate this challenging environment, and drive new strategies for tapping into business trends, cultivating story ideas and connecting with reporters.”
RF|Binder often seeks seasoned talent outside of the PR industry to bolster its team’s capabilities and credentials. “Part of what makes RF|Binder unique is our commitment to ensuring teams are led and managed by seasoned experts in the industries we serve and services we offer. Karina’s experience with the business media will deepen our strong bench of experts,” Binder added. The agency has well recognized strength in media relations, having won nine top industry awards for media relations over the past two years alone.
Karina Frayter brings over a decade of experience in business journalism and television news production. Prior to joining RF|Binder, Frayter was a field producer at CNBC Business News, where she covered a broad range of topics including stock market, IPOs, economy, banking, financial technology and payments. Frayter has extensive experience producing breaking news, investigative reports and in-depth interviews with corporate executives. She produced CNBC’s long-running series “Where the Jobs Are,” and her digital documentary “The Bitcoin Uprising” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Cablefax Program Awards.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2010, Frayter was an assignment editor at CNN in New York, where she helped shape the network’s coverage of business and economic news during the height of the financial crisis. In addition, she served as a producer for the network’s leading business correspondent.
At the start of her journalism career, Frayter worked at CNN-International in London and Atlanta, as well as at News 12 Connecticut. She was awarded the Reynolds Business Journalism Week Fellowship by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Frayter was also a fellow with the Council of Women World Leaders.
Frayter holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Manhattanville College, where she graduated summa cum laude.
RF|Binder is a full-service, independent communications consultancy based in New York City, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as a member of PROI (Public Relations Organization International), offers a network that extends to more than 110 cities in 50 countries on six continents. At RF|Binder, we build transformative integrated communications programs that address business challenges. Our campaigns connect with key stakeholders, build corporate reputations, and educate on important issues, to ultimately define and distinguish industry leaders.
We pride ourselves on being an agency of entrepreneurial thinkers who always challenge convention, in an effort to help our clients think, act and be different. We work with companies, brands and institutions that are building or seeking better solutions for people and businesses, to impact the issues and opportunities impacting both corporate and consumer stakeholders. RF|Binder initially was formed in 2001 as part of the Ruder Finn Group and has been an independent agency since 2014. For more information visit www.rfbinder.com.